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|A Real Paddy. [Egan, Pierce]. Real Life In Ireland: Or, The Day and Night Scenes, Rovings, Rambles and Sprees, Bulls, Blunders and Bodderation and Blarney of Brian Boru, Esq., and his Elegant Friend Sir Shawn O’Dogherty. London, Methuen and Co., 1904. 11 x 17.5cm. Frontispiece, (16), 312 pages, with 18 coloured illustration plates. Additional spine label included in rear of book. Original clothbound hardcover. Very good condition, with minor signs of shelf wear to spine. [The Illustrated Pocket Library of Plain and Coloured Books].
First published in 1821 by an anonymous author calling themselves a ‘Real Paddy’, this edition of Real Life in Ireland, was published in London in 1904. Commentators have observed that Real Life in Ireland was a natural continuation of Pierce Egan’s (1772-1849) hilarious volumes on Life in London. Like Life in London, Real Life in Ireland was initially shunned by educated readers and even a quick glance at the language and misdeeds of the central characters, Brian Boru and Sir Shawn O’Doherty, reveal that such a publication may once have been able to cause and give offence. However, Real Life in Ireland is more akin to the works of Flann O’Brien and although written nearly 200 years ago is very readable and very funny. Opening with the discharge of Shawn O’Dogherty from college in Dublin with a small fortune to spend, he is joined from the country by his friend Brian Boru, who along the way is regaled by the stories of Peg O’Shambles, a one-time cockle picker from Ringsend in Dublin, who has fallen on hard times due to her alcoholic husband’s misdeeds. Accompanied by many humerus cartoons of Brian Boru’s adventures, the characters travel from Belfast to make merry in Dublin. While the characters in Real Life in Ireland might be fictitious the places, events and the Hiberno-Irish featured throughout are not. Real Life in Ireland provides a clear account of Dublin and its inhabitants, as well as the major sights and attractions of its suburbs. All-in-all, the 368 pages of Real Life in Ireland make for a highly entertaining and extremely funny read and has much to recommend it to a modern readership that might be unfamiliar with its kind. [Irish Family History Centre]
Keywords: 19th Century, Comic, Humour, Ireland, Irish Counties, Towns and Cities, Irish Culture, Irish History, Travel
|A Religious of Jesus and Mary. Life and Work of Mother Mary St. Ignatius, Claudine Thévent 1774-1837, Foundress of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary. London, The Catholic Book Club, 1955. 14 x 22cm. 346 pages. Original hardcover. Minor signs of shelf wear, otherwise very good condition.
The Religious of Jesus and Mary form a Roman Catholic religious congregation of women dedicated to the education and service of the poor. It was founded at Lyon, France, in October 1818, by Claudine Thévenet, Mother Mary of St. Ignatius (1774-1837). She was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1993 and her feast day is February 3.
Keywords: Biography, Catholicism, Mission, Missionaries, Nuns, Religion, Saints
|A.E. Imaginations and Reveries. Second Edition. Dublin and London, Maunsel & Roberts, 1921. Octavo. VIII, 316 pages. Original Hardcover. Some staining to the binding ! Minor paper-defect to one page only. Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Chapters include: Nationality or Cosmopolitanism / The Dramatic Treatment of Legend / The Character of Heroic Literature / The Poetry of James Stephens / A Note on Seumas O’Sullivan / An Artist of Gaelic Ireland / Ideals of the New Rural Society / On an Irish Hill / The Dream of Angus Oge / The Cave of Lilith etc. etc.
|[A.E.] Russell, G.W. The National being – Some thoughts on an Irish polity. Irish Academic Press, 1982. 22 cm. 176 pages. Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.||45,--|
|Aaronovitch, Ben. Whispers Under Ground. London, Gollancz, 2012. 14 cm x 21.5 cm. 418 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition, like new. Fine out of print book.
Third novel in the Rivers of London series, follows the murder investigation of an American student stabbed to death at Baker Street, with a supernatural twist. Features returning character Police Constable Peter Grant. (Source: wikipedia).
|Aaslestad, Dr. Katherine. Historica’s Women. 1000 Years of Women in History. Elanora Heights, Millennium House, 2007. 25cm x 33cm. 576 pages. Original Hardcover in original slip case. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.||95,--|
|[Abbé Carré] The Hakluyt Society. The Travels of the Abbé Carré in India and the Near East 1672 to 1674. Volume III: Return Journey to France with an account of the Sicilian Revolt against Spanish rule at Messina. Translated from the manuscript journal of his travels in the India Office (now the Commonwealth Relations Office) by Lady Fawcett and edited by Sir Charles Fawcett with the assistance of Sir Richard Burn. Volume Three: Return to France with an account of the Sicilian revolt against Spanish rule at Messina. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1948. 22.6cm x 14.6cm. XXIII pages plus pages 677 to 984 of the overall publication. Including the Index for all three Volumes. Witha fold-out-map of the “East Coast of India from Masulipatam to Negapatam”. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. [The Hakluyt Society: Second Series, No. XCVII.]
Voyage from Madras to Bombay / Journey from Bombay to Tarapur / Journey to Daman and Surat / Journey from Aleppo to Messina / The Revolution at Messina / Journey from Messina to Marseilles, etc.
Keywords: Orient, Oriental History
|Abbot, John. The Story of Francis, Day & Hunter. London, Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd., 1952. 13 cm x 19 cm. 83 pages. Original hardcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Inscribed and signed by Frederick Day: “To Maureen O’Sullivan from Doris & Fredrick Day, 1st Jan. 1953”.
Includes for example the following essays: Burnt Cork / Old Time Songs and Singers / Peace and Prosperity / We Open in America / Then Came World War I / Spotlight on Publicity / European Continental Subsidiary Companies / Happy Contacts and Pleasant Memories etc.
Keywords: Military History, World War I, World War One
|[Abell, Abraham] Harrison, Richard S. Abraham Abell – Member of the Royal Irish Academy and Corkman extraordinary. Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Red Barn Publishing, 1999. 21 cm. , 102pages with illustrations by Anthony Ruby. Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare ! Out-of-Print !
Includes for example the following essays: Abraham Abell’s Ancestry / Abraham Abell: Bibliophile and Collector / Abraham Abell as Seanchai / The Arts and Abraham Abell / The Cuvierian Society / Abraham Abell the Ogham Collector / An Excursion to Bantry and Castletown / Abraham Abell’s Library etc.
|Abraham Aardewerk. Abraham Aardewerk Antiquair B.V. Den Haag, A.Aardewerk antiquair bv, 2000. 30 cm x 24 cm. 84 pagina’s / pages. Met talrijke illustraties in kleur / With many colour illustrations throughout the book. Original Hardcover. Afkomstig uit de bibliotheek van de modeontwerper Frans Molenaar. In zeer goede staat met slechts weinig sporen van slijtage / From the library of dutch fashion designer Frans Molenaar / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Met o.a. de volgende hoofdstukken / Includes for example the following chapters: Een paar tazze / Zilveren boekband / Zeer belangrijk lampetstel / Rotterdamse broodband Het geschenk van George IV etc etc.
Keywords: Art, Frans Molenaar Collection, Silver
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